video of a powerbank thermal runaway in China and successful cool down

Last Update: February 25, 2018 / 12:37:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Flight number
CZ-3539

Aircraft Registration
B-2009

A China Southern Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration B-2009 performing flight CZ-3539 from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao (China), was boarding for departure. A passenger had placed his luggage containing a power bank and other equipment in the overhead locker, when the power bank suffered a thermal runway and a fire developed. Flight attendants and passengers extinguished the flames.

The airline reported during boarding a passenger placed his luggage into the overhead locker, the luggage containing caught fire, which was promptly extinguished, emergency services responded. The passenger was taken away by police for interviews. No damage beyond the luggage occurred.

The aircraft was able to depart with a delay of 3 hours.
Incident Facts

Classification
News

Flight number
CZ-3539

Aircraft Registration
B-2009

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